On Sun, 2003-12-28 at 23:12, Michael Hallager wrote:
I totally agree. Thanks Tony.
> > I say this becasue today we spend billions on stuffing Telecom NZ's and
> > TelstraClear's pockets.....and the profit alone on that service would
> > build a kick-ass national network that would meet the infrastructural
> > aims and goals I have in mind.
> How on earth would you know what it cost's to build a national network ?
> Let alone a "kick ass" one. Don't confuse putting up a few wireless
> or stringing up some fibres on power poles with building a "national
> network". To do that you need billion dollar investments in equipment and
> info-structure. You go try and price up digging a trench (and getting
> approval for it!) from Auckland to Wellington, then come back and tell us
> how cheap you think your "kick ass" network will be.
What's the annual spend by all government ministries and agencies on
Let's start with that number.
Steve Withers <swithers(a)mmp.org.nz>